1. Indications and Contraindications

Indications and Contraindications

Ocular Ultrasound Indications

  • Vision Loss
  • Change of Vision
  • Acute Eye pain
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Suspected Elevation in Intracranial Pressure

Ocular Ultrasound Contraindication

The main contraindication to performing ophthalmic ultrasound is if a patient has a globe rupture. It is advised to refer any of these suspected patients immediately to an opthalmologist. However, some resources state ocular ultrasound may cautiously be performed if there is a copious amount of gel placed and no pressure is applied to the eye (Kilker 2014). Please use your institutional guidelines.